Senior French army officer held on suspicion of spying for Russia


France's defence minister Florence Parly has confirmed that a French army lieutenant-colonel, whose identity was not released, has been arrested for passing secret information to Russia, which reportedly happened as he prepared to leave France to return to his post with NATO's southern command headquarters in Naples. 

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A French soldier serving with Nato has been arrested and placed under investigation on suspicion of spying for Russia, reports The Times.